a father’s influence

2014 June

It’s a privilege to be a (perfect?) father

2020-06-20T07:19:43-04:00June 20th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

It was Father's Day Sunday morning and I was speaking to a local gathering about fatherhood and forgiveness. This was a surprise to even me because my own father was perfect. He doesn't need forgiveness. As was his father, perfect. Never went wrong. Never had a selfish thought. No, not once. And his father too. Always [...]

2014 June

Why are so many young men flaming out? Too much gaming and internet porn.

2017-07-19T01:07:40-04:00June 18th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So Jon wants to watch “The Funny Guy” before bed last night, that is Funny Guy Rick Mercer, and we find a clip online of Rick getting some fashion advice from Don Cherry and before it’s all over, RM has a new Cherry-like zebra suit. Jon laughs and I put him to bed and stroke [...]

2014 April

Dear Mr. Millard – Letter 2 – Have you seen the road to hell?

2017-07-19T01:25:55-04:00April 15th, 2014|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My relationship with my own father has mellowed much over the years. This is what marriage and children and grandchildren and an ocean of separation can do. (I think you know I live in Africa most of the year, the genesis of which is for another conversation at another time.) But there was a time [...]

2013 February

Children, half-children and absent fathers

2017-01-31T23:18:43-05:00February 21st, 2013|Categories: Daily Dad|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

On the other side of this blog, there’s a new post about Obama, the Prez. of the United States -- www.thomasfroese.com/2013/will-barack-obama-come-to-africa/ It’s a piece about Obama's relationship, or lack of, with Africa. Which is interesting, I think, because he’s a half-child of this continent, as his father -- his absent father, that is -- was [...]